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There are 3 ways to get from Vancouver to Parksville by car ferry, car, plane or bus

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Car ferry, drive  •  2h 28m

  1. Take the car ferry from Horseshoe Bay, BC to Nanaimo Departure Bay
  2. Drive from Nanaimo Departure Bay to Parksville

$17 - $68

2 alternative options

Fly Vancouver SeaAir Airport to Nanaimo Harbour, bus  •  1h 55m

  1. Take the plane from Vancouver SeaAir Airport to Nanaimo Harbour
  2. Take the bus from Nanaimo, Departure Bay Ferry Terminal, Canada to Parksville

$79 - $98

Fly Vancouver Harbour to Nanaimo Harbour, line 30 bus, line 91 bus  •  2h 40m

  1. Take the plane from Vancouver Harbour to Nanaimo Harbour
  2. Take the line 30 bus from Front at Church to Woodgrove Centre Exchange Bay B
  3. Take the line 91 bus from Woodgrove Centre Exchange Bay D to Jensen Ave E at Craig

$80 - $86

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Vancouver to Parksville is to car ferry and drive which costs $22 - $90 and takes 2h 28m.

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The quickest way to get from Vancouver to Parksville is to fly and bus which costs $100 - $130 and takes 1h 55m.

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The distance between Vancouver and Parksville is 87 km.

It takes approximately 2h 28m to get from Vancouver to Parksville, including transfers.

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There are 42+ hotels available in Parksville. Prices start at $60 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Vancouver to Parksville.
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  • Distance: 54.3 miles
  • Duration: 2h 28m

What companies run services between Vancouver, BC, Canada and Parksville, BC, Canada?

There is no direct connection from Vancouver to Parksville. However, you can take the drive to Horseshoe Bay, BC, take the car ferry to Nanaimo Departure Bay, then take the drive to Parksville. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Vancouver to Parksville via Nanaimo Harbour and Nanaimo, Departure Bay Ferry Terminal, Canada in around 1h 55m.

Bus operators
Tofino Bus
Phone
Toll Free: 1.866.986.3466 Local: 250.725.2871
Email
info@tofinobus.com
Website
tofinobus.com
Bus from Nanaimo, Departure Bay Ferry Terminal, Canada to Parksville
Ave. Duration
35m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
tofinobus.com
Book at
tofinobus.com
BC Transit - Nanaimo
Phone
604-795-3838
Website
bctransit.com
Bus from Departure Bay Ferry to Island Hwy E 500 block
Ave. Duration
46m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
bctransit.com
Bus from Front at Church to Woodgrove Centre Exchange Bay B
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
bctransit.com
Bus from Woodgrove Centre Exchange Bay D to Jensen Ave E at Craig
Ave. Duration
31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
bctransit.com
Ferry operators
BC Ferries
Phone
+1 250-386-343
Website
bcferries.com
Car ferry from Horseshoe Bay, BC to Nanaimo Departure Bay
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $60
Schedules at
bcferries.com
Book at
bcferries.com
Passenger
$14
Standard Vehicle
$58
Motorcycle
$36
Other operators
Seaair Seaplanes
Website
seairseaplanes.com
Plane from Vancouver SeaAir Airport to Nanaimo Harbour
Ave. Duration
15m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$78
Schedules at
seairseaplanes.com
Plane from Vancouver Harbour to Nanaimo Harbour
Ave. Duration
20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$77
Schedules at
seairseaplanes.com
Harbour Air
Phone
1.800.665.0212
Website
harbourair.com
Plane from Vancouver Harbour to Nanaimo Harbour
Ave. Duration
20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$83
Schedules at
harbourair.com

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